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Virgin of the Mountain

Virgin of the Mountain
This anonymous painting is called the museum's "best iconographic work", probably because it sounds better than "eerie piece of crap". The point was to portray the crowning of the Virgin Mary, inside the mountain where all the town's silver was mined. Then Incan cultures get mixed in, as the Incan Gods of the Sun and Moon watch on. The painting mixes in about a dozen other allegories, but while I'll admit to getting most of the allegories, it didn't stop the painting from just looking ugly to me. Sorry.

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Last updated: 20 Apr 2006 13:54:11